Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has initiated an emu meat popularity drive and is selling dressed boneless emu meat at a reduced and affordable price of `120 per kg.
Manish Kumar Chaitli, head of department of livestock products technology, said, "Emu meat is an excellent option for health-conscious non-vegetarian consumers. Emu meat is a high-quality red meat, pleasing to the palate. It has a finer texture than goat/sheep meat and is two to three times higher in iron content. It is low in cholesterol and high in minerals such as iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin such as B2, B6 and B12."
"Therefore, if you are looking for a healthy, nutritious, low-fat meal, with a distinctive taste, emu meat is the perfect product. Modern research shows emu meat is an excellent diet for people suffering from heart ailments. EMU meat is easily digestible, very tasty and hence, it serves as a very good alternative for mutton and chevon. Emu meat has an advantage over other meats as it provides the taste of red meat while containing properties of white meat. American Heart Association recommends emu meat to heart patients due to its low-fat and cholesterol contents," Chaitli said.
Hygienic, wholesome emu meat and its various products such as pickle, nuggets, patties etc., will also be available in the department of livestock products technology, college of veterinary science, GADVASU, at very nominal price on working days.